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Ex-President Of Brazil Leaves Prison For a Funeral

Mar 04, 2019 - The New York Times

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil left prison this weekend to attend the funeral of his 7-year-old grandson, and, while he was out, reiterated to an audience of political leaders and relatives who had gathered to mourn that he is not guilty of corruption and money laundering.

Mr. da Silva, who was jailed in April after receiving a 12-year sentence, was released Saturday morning from a prison in Paraná State. He then flew to São Paulo before taking a...